Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bike to Work Week - May 11-15

This morning I rode my bike down to the bus station, rode the bus to town, then biked to work. Then this afternoon I will bike the 18.5 miles home. This is to prepare for bike to work week. I couldn't muster the 18 mile ride this morning in the 32 degree weather.

May is National Bike Month, and the 11-15th is bike to work week. In the Tahoe area it is quite a big deal. Work teams sign up and compete for total miles, total trips, and percent participation. There are prizes, and local vendor give free coffee and bike tune ups. Most local communities have some type of program. I know when I lived in Fremont, the local REI gave out water bottles and power bars.

My goal this year is to remove 200 vehicle miles and 20 vehicle trips from the roadways, by commuting on my bike. 37 miles to and from work. 3 miles to and from Town for lunch. 5 days a week. What is your bike to work week goal??

Update: today is Friday and I have ridden a total of 180 miles so far this week. I think I will reach my goal of 200 miles. Go bikers ride!

My company has won the team event. We are going to South Lake Tahoe this evening to claim our trophy!!

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